Khanom Tokyo

Khanom Tokyo
Type Snack, side dish, finger food
Region or state Thai
Main ingredients egg, wheat flour, sugar, fresh milk, baking soda
Cookbook: Khanom Tokyo  Media: Khanom Tokyo

Khanom Tokyo or Khanom Tokiao (Thai: ขนมโตเกียว, RTGS: khanom tokiao, pronounced [kʰā.nǒm tōː.kīa̯w]) is a thin flat pancake filled with sweet custard cream. Some have a savory filling, like pork or sausage. It is a Thai street snack.


The snack is believed to have been sold for the first time in 1967 at a Japanese department store in Bangkok, named Thai-Daimaru (タイ大丸), and is said to be a Thai adaptation of the Japanese dorayaki.[1][2]

The snack can have either sweet or savoury fillings. In the Thai language, khanom means "snack" or "sweet". The name Tokyo is taken from the capital of Japan. Although the name of this snack suggests a Japanese origin, in reality this is a Thai invention.[1]


The batter is made from egg, wheat flour, sugar, fresh milk, baking soda. The fillings are usually sweet: vanilla cream, taro, pandan cream, various fruit jams, shredded coconut, cocoa powder etc. Often fillings are kind of salty but always mixed with something sweet as quail eggs or small sausages.[3]


  1. 1 2 Taey Ch (2017-09-26). "ประวัติ 7 อาหารไทยชื่อต่างประเทศ ชื่อนี้มาจากไหน??". Mango Zero (in Thai). Bangkok: The Zero Publishing. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  2. "Throw out the cookbook". Bangkok Post. 2016-03-04.
  3. หน้า 32, ไทยแลนด์โอนลี่ 8 อาหารญี่ปุ่นเหล่านี้มีเฉพาะเมืองไทย!. "SPECIAL SCOOP" โดย สิทธิโชค ศรีโช. · HEALTH & CUISINE ปีที่ 16 ฉบับที่ 188: กันยายน 2559 Thai: ภาษาไทย
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